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Keane Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 15, 2015
It is like bad Bresson, if that were a possibility. All signifiers and no meaning; all tics and no truths; all mute emoting and no emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
June 19, 2007
Only Kerrigan's previous Clean, Shaven surpasses Keane as a sympathetic study of a man unravelled.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
September 29, 2006
One's compassion is both challenged and expanded by a rare movie that really does go its own way.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 16, 2006
Unshakably harrowing but deeply moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
June 16, 2006
[Lewis] immerses himself so deeply in Keane's psyche and skin that you easily forget this is acting, not real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
June 16, 2006
The film achieves a dramatic intensity that is both admirable and frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
March 17, 2006
Aside from Lewis's excellent acting, there's little reason to spend two hours with Keane.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 20, 2006
Lewis makes Keane's paranoia our paranoia. Kerrigan limits our world to his world. And that's how this grimly shot, roughly felt drama pulls us in.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 19, 2006
A small wonder of a minimalist morality tale.
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
January 12, 2006
When it comes to an emotional payoff at the end, unlike most Hollywood films, it has earned it.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 12, 2006
The role of Keane is a tall order, as he's onscreen for every frame of the film, but Lewis is just brilliant, holding our attention and ultimately our compassion for a deeply troubled man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 15, 2005
Affliction has rarely been so sensitively explored.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Appelo
Seattle Weekly
December 15, 2005
A psycho-underworld tour de force like Irreversible or The Machinist, impressive as far as it goes (not far), single-minded but without enough on its mind, a gimmick flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 15, 2005
The entire second half of the unbearably tense....Lewis, whose performance is the overwhelming center of the piece, deserves a large share of the credit for making the entire thing so grueling.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 6, 2005
Lodge Kerrigan is one of the great, though largely unheralded, filmmakers of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 16, 2005
It's in that breathtaking humanism, its illustration of the way we connect to one another, and how brittle that social fabric can be, that the film touches on sublimity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Turner
November 2, 2005
[Damian Lewis] is utterly riveting as a man who is all too aware that he's looking into the abyss and the scenes where he dips into outright mentalism are extremely uncomfortable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 21, 2005
The next time you see someone railing in the streets -- fighting a battle you'll never understand -- you may remember Keane and pause to reflect.
| Original Score: B+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 21, 2005
As good as Lewis is -- and he's in every frame of this 93-minute movie -- it's Kerrigan's astounding gift for addressing the wounded that demands celebration.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
With its endless close-ups, it's almost suffocating in intensity, but is saved by Kerrigan's sympathy for his character, and Lewis' utterly realistic performance.
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